Forest Lake Dental specialises in Cosmetic Dental Procedures such as teeth whitening and using white fillings. We believe in using mainly tooth coloured fillings (white fillings) here at Forest Lake Dental, because it is a more attractive alternative to using the older silver (amalgam) fillings. We can restore your teeth to its natural form by precisely matching the filling to your natural tooth colour making it almost invisible! It is a more economical option than getting crowns as well as preserving as much tooth structure as possible.
Consisting of a mixture containing acrylic resin, silicone and finely ground glasslike particles, tooth-coloured fillings are able to be moulded to the tooth’s surface. They are durable, resistant to fracture, and are ideally used for small-to-medium sized restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure.
One of their main benefits is they require less tooth structure to be removed when we prepare your tooth, and this can result in requiring a smaller filling than previously when amalgam was mostly used.